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Festival of Positive Education

July 18 - 20, 2016
The Hotel Intercontinental

The largest festival on positive education in the world is a three-day event for educators, academics, policymakers, and parents who seek to help create and apply a new kind of education that promotes academic achievement and character development!

Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

Note: This is not a Greater Good Science Center event.
Become a part of the global movement and discover cutting-edge research on character strengths and well-being and how to apply it to your profession. Explore groundbreaking application of positive education in policy, organizations, schools and universities. Learn different tools and techniques to teach young individuals a range of character strengths and well-being in the classroom. Gain practical skills to increase well-being in your own life – at work and at home.
For more information, visit IPen Festival.

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Greater Good Events

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017
Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.


Take a Greater Good Quiz!

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Watch Greater Good Videos

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.


Greater Good Resources


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Roots of Empathy By Mary Gordon Mary Gordon explains how best to nurture empathy and social emotional literacy in all children—and thereby reduce aggression, antisocial behavior, and bullying.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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